Originate is pleased to announce that Inquisitive Minds (dba Zoodles), was acquired in October 2011 by HTC, a Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and tablets, in a $13 million deal. Zoodles is passionate about creating a safe and educational environment for children across their computers, tablets and phones. Peter Chou, HTC Chief Executive, recognized the importance of children’s interactions with technology and had similar objectives to create a family oriented environment on HTC devices. Having discovered this perfect match, HTC purchased the kid friendly software and used it to elevate HTC phones above other Android rivals that lacked this Zoodles created kid mode. Zoodles continued to be a stand alone company as well as integrated the app on some new HTC phone models; an effort to reach the children of the world on both HTC and non-HTC devices. Originate is happy to have invested in and helped develop one of the top kid focused apps and is proud to give millions of children a safe online and technological device experience. Congratulations to Zoodles!
Zoodles is available on most platforms!